[sane-devel] macOS device not configured sane-backends HP ScanJet 4570c

Tony Kinyua tony at kysh.me.ke
Wed Apr 3 10:56:12 BST 2019


> I am surprised to see a user from this mailing list (Tony K.) has successfully installed sane backends and can utilize its scanner too.

My scanner is HP5590. Normal usage is via saned ie its connected to a Linux machine which acts as a sane server. The setup on the linux machine is basically creating a file hp5590.conf as its missing in the default sane-backends and pointing it to the USB id of the scanner (usb 0x03f0 0x1705)

On my Mac I have installed sane-backends via Macports then modified the configuration files /opt/local/etc/sane.d/net.conf to point to the Linux machine  and /opt/local/etc/sane.d/dll.conf to use the network backend.

When I connect the scanner directly to my Mac its automatically detected by System Preferences - Printers & Scanners thus no need to use sane or its backends/frontends in this case.

I will try and see if I can use sane when directly connected and let you know


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